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Venezuela Weekly: US Pushes for Transition without Maduro

This is essentially the same proposal that was being discussed last summer as part of the Norwegian-mediated negotiations, with one big difference. Coming less than a week after indicting the heads of every major branch of the Maduro government, it would seem the Trump Administration is trying to hard-wire who they think should not be part of a transition. This was a main point of contention during last summer’s negotiations with the U.S. reluctant to endorse any transition plan that allowed Maduro to preside over new elections.

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Venezuela Urgently Needs a Humanitarian Accord that Prioritizes Life and Dignity

This moment of urgency demands that the top priority of those who today exercise political leadership in Venezuela should be to reach agreements in order to preserve the life of the vulnerable majority of the Venezuelan population and to guarantee them dignified living conditions, as we face the serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Venezuela Weekly: State and Society Respond to Coronavirus

Disasters are always a challenge but frequently provide authoritarian governments with opportunities as the de facto power they wield suddenly becomes much more important to the population and its neighbors. Maduro has indeed been able seize the political spotlight from Juan Guaidó and gain some implicit international recognition from Colombia.